Adventures through South America...

March 6, 2009

Day Six: 3 Musketeers

Who knew eating a chocolate bar every day would be such hard work.

After a little too much of the liquid courage last night, I am definitely not sure I want to cram more sugar into my system. Today would have been the perfect day for a deep-fried Mars bar!!! But alas, here's my selection for Day Six:

3 Musketeers
Whipped Up, Fluffy Chocolate-on-Chocolate Taste Big on Chocolate, Not on Fat!

Did you know:
  • Outside the U.S. and Canada, the product is known as Milky Way, which is also known as the Mars bar.
  • Originally, it had three pieces of candy in one package, flavored chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, hence the name.
  • At 5 cents, when it was introduced, it was marketed as one of the largest chocolate bars available, one that could be shared by your friends.

Ok - so before I open this, I must admit that I have never had one of these, nor have I ever seen someone eat one, so this is going to be a total surprise for me!!

Wow, this may be the only chocolate bar that I cannot finish! It is super rich and lives up to its claim of being whipped up and fluffy. The inside of the bar is an interesting chocolate flavoured nougat. That`s about all there is to this chocolate bar - simple and chocolately.

Speaking of nougat, I have encountered this in many of the bars I have eaten, so I decided to dig a little deeper...(thanks Wikipedia)

The "nougat" used as an ingredient in many modern candy bars in the US and UK is different from traditional recipes, being a mixture of sucrose and corn syrup aerated with a whipping agent such as egg white or hydrolyzed soya protein or gelatine. It may also have vegetable fats and milk powder added, and is typically combined with nuts (usually peanuts), caramel or chocolate.

Sounds yummy!

Upon further research, I discovered that this bar is and or has been available in a variety of different flavours including: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, mint, cappuccino, french vanilla, cherry, raspberry, orange and chocolate strawberry brownie. Talk about choices! This lovely bar is also produced by Mars Inc and claims to have 40% less fat than other bars....could be cause there is nothing but chocolate in it. :)

I would definitely recommend sharing this one with a friend.

Milk Factor:4
Smiles: 1
Calories it was worth: 200 out of 260

Bonus: 40% less fat than the average

1 comment:

Bex said...

oooh oooh oooh pick me to be the friend you share it with!!!